Lake Natron Game Controlled Area
Pure nature in a virgin land of ancient origin. Wild and remote Lake Natron lies in the northeast of Tanzania in between the Ngorongoro Highlands and Serengeti plains, situated at the base of Africa’s only active volcano Oldonyo Lengai (Mountain of God). Located in the beautiful Maasai Steppe, the Lake Natron Game Controlled Area is marked by the two volcanoes, Mount Gelai and Lengai. Lake Natron itself is a soda lake that attracts an abundance of bird life including thousands of flamingos. The area hosts a pristine forest reserve and grass plains that extend into the Rift Valley. The Natron plains area is covered with classic flat-topped acacia trees, interspersed by mountains, rocky hills and scenic sand rivers.
This Maasai land area is known for its Grant’s gazelle, gerenuk, lesser kudu, fringe-eared oryx, leopard, Thomson’s gazelle, dik-dik, zebra, wildebeest, ostrich, impala, klipspringer, eland, stein buck, jackal, baboon and Chandler’s mountain reedbuck. Here it is the landscape rather than the animals that is the attraction. The area around the lake is dry, desolate and hauntingly beautiful.